ARC Review: New Orleans Rush – Kelly Siskind

Posted 23 April, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments

*I received a free copy of New Orleans Rush from Everafter Romance via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

ARC Review: New Orleans Rush – Kelly SiskindNew Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind
Published by Everafter Romance on 23 April 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 310
Format: eARC
Source: Author
4 Stars

Falling for your surly boss is a rotten idea.
Letting him saw you in half is even worse...

Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have silver linings...until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man's car.

Now she works for Huxley Marlow of the Marvelous Marlow Boys, getting shoved in boxes as an on-stage magician's assistant. A cool job for some, but Bea's been coerced into the role to cover her debt. She also maybe fantasizes about her boss's adept hands and what else they can do.

She absolutely will not fall for him, or kiss him senseless. Until she does. The scarred, enigmatic Huxley has unwittingly become her muse, unlocking her artistic dry spell, but his vague nightly activities are highly suspect. The last time Beatrice trusted a man, her bank account got drained and she almost got arrested. Surely this can't end that badly...right?

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New Orleans Rush is a story about magic, trust, love, and perseverance. I enjoyed getting to know Huxley and Beatrice, as well as Huxley’s brothers Fox and Axel…

Story and Characters:

New Orleans Rush is about new beginnings. Letting go of the past. Through magic, art, and love. I enjoyed my first read by Siskind very much, and am very happy I got the chance to read an ARC of this story! Beatrice had been down on her luck for quite a while, but she never let go of her bubbly, happy personality. Huxley had also been down on his luck, but he rather closed himself off, dealt with is problems alone, and acted rather surly.

When the happy girl meets the surly magician, magic truly happens! New Orleans Rush included family relationships, friendship, and trying to live life to its fullest. Between the theater, magic, finding their way, and love, the characters carried the story, and the plot worked well, too.

Writing style :

New Orleans Rush is written in third person point of view, following Beatrice and Huxley rather closely. The pace is slow, but it suited the story very well.

Feels :

A slow burn, with some uncertainties and heartache, New Orleans Rush was not a rush, but a good story that gave me feelings of happiness and want.



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About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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14 responses to “ARC Review: New Orleans Rush – Kelly Siskind

  1. New Orleans Rush sounds like a great story! I love the setting and how the characters sound like such opposites! I love a slow burn romance and when a story is filled with magic, and makes you feel happy! Great Review Lexxie!

  2. I liked this book (3.5/5). I loved the way the brothers bond became stronger over the course of the book, and Bea was fabulous. I like her and Huxley together too. They were a great couple. I feel like if the epilogue would have been included in the book, instead of after release, it would have been 4-stars for me, because it was close. (Though I tend to not be that into criminal stuff)

  3. This sounds like an interesting story, wifey. As I told you, I have a few books from Siskind in audio and you have me wanting to unearth them now. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m glad you enjoyed your intro to her writing.
    *smooches* & {{{BIG HUGS}}}

  4. Jen

    I really like this author and this story. Bea and Huxley are meant to be in so many ways. I love their quirks and how each loves the other because of the quirks. So sweet and fun! Great review.

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